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  • U.S. officials: Foreign fighters stream into Syria, Iraq at unprecedented rate

    Date: 2015-02-12 11:38:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:59 - ID:1948517

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - The number of foreign fighters traveling to join Daesh's ranks is increasing at an alarming rate, a top U.S. counter terrorism official warned on Wednesday, according to CNN. Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the ....

  • Ukraine ceasefire deal provides "serious hope", says Hollande

    Date: 2015-02-12 11:36:47 GMT - France - World - SN:57 - ID:1948829

    PARIS, MINSK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The warring parties in Ukraine agreed Thursday on a February 15 ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front lines in a deal French President François Hollande called a "comprehensive political solution" ....

  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon dies

    Date: 2015-02-12 10:54:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:1948485

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died Wednesday night in a car accident in New York City, the network reported. The award-winning newsman was 73. "Bob Simon ....

  • Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed at Minsk talks

    Date: 2015-02-12 10:30:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:1947873

    MINSK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal after 17 hours of talks on the Ukrainian conflict, Novosti reported. Speaking at a press conference in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Russia’s ....

  • Israeli paper: More black lawmakers shunning Netanyahu address

    Date: 2015-02-12 10:15:35 GMT - Israel - World - SN:41 - ID:1948045

    GAZA CITY, Feb 12 (MENA) – At least five more black lawmakers said they would not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, according to JPost. Politico reported Wednesday that these members of the Congressional ....

  • Unique global gathering highlights indigenous peoples’ role in fighting poverty, hunger

    Date: 2015-02-12 08:35:47 GMT - Italy - World - SN:32 - ID:1947181

    ROME, Feb 12 (MENA) - Fifty representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations from all over the world will gather Friday at the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) headquarters in Rome to discuss the importance of traditional ....

  • Ukraine president: Russia conditions unacceptable

    Date: 2015-02-12 08:34:27 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:31 - ID:1947177

    MINSK, Feb 12 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Russian conditions in ongoing negotiations in Belarus over the conflict in Ukraine are "unacceptable," according to the BBC. He was speaking to reporters during a break in ....

  • Reporters Without Borders says 'drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

    Date: 2015-02-12 08:32:53 GMT - France - World - SN:30 - ID:1947205

    PARIS, Feb 11 (MENA) - Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released ....

  • Rand Paul: ‘Hillary’s war’ in Libya contributed to rise of Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-12 08:07:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:25 - ID:1946945

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - US Senator Rand Paul said Wednesday that President Obama’s strategy in combating the Daesh terrorist group is not working thus far — but that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton deserves a lot of the blame ....

  • 2015 ITB calls for holding press conference on Egypt next month

    Date: 2015-02-12 06:51:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:16 - ID:1946501

    BERLIN, Feb 12 (MENA) – International Tourism Bourse (ITB) Berlin 2015 issued a press release on Thursday calling for a press conference on Egypt under the title "Egypt Gateway to Africa". The ITB added that Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou ....

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